If you’re remotely pro-Palestinian, you shouldn’t be cheering for the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Finals (and you should be cheering for the Warriors). Here’s why:
P1) If Toronto wins, Raptors owner Larry Tanenbaum is on record as stating that he plans to take the team to Israel
P2) Given Tanenbaum’s role in pro-Israel lobbying & advocacy (he founded the fanatically pro-Israel “Center for Israel and Jewish Affairs”), it is fair to assume that the purpose of the trip is to normalize Israel via sports
P3) Going on a trip to Israel whose purpose is to normalize is an act of normalization under any circumstance (i.e. waiving Palestinian flags on the trip does not make it a non-normalizing act)
P4) I have no good grounds to believe that Raptors players will refuse to go to Israel if their owner so desires
C1) If the Raptors win, Israel will be normalized via sports
P5) I don’t want Israel to be normalized via sports
C2) I should cheer against Toronto
P6) There are no good grounds to believe that Israel would be normalized via sports if the Warriors win
C3) I should cheer for Golden State.
Also, Drake. You should always cheer against Drake.